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  • #28838

    Sandi
    Participant

    Under the snacks recommendation it states you can have 3-4 crackers with cottage cheese on it. Please clarify this as I would have thought that the whole grain crackers come under the starchy carbohydrate banner and therefore how can this come under the protien snack banner ?? This is found in the protien Power Snacks

  • #28885

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi Sandi,

    You are correct, wholegrain crackers do come under the wholegrains category so should not be a recommended snack option for the FAST Start or Trimstition phases (although snacks are not included in FAST Start). Thank you for pointing this out, the team will be notified so that this can be better clarified. For the FAST Start and Trimstition phases you are able to have non starchy vegetables with your protein snacks so could have cucumber, raw broccoli, capsicum and/ or tomato with your cottage cheese.

    Kind Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

  • #29013

    Sandi
    Participant

    Thank you for the clarification ? P.S I’m really loving the new program it’s sooo sooo easy to follow and the BT snacks (cookies, bars) taste AMAZING ? You guys have really done an AMAZING job with the revamp.

  • #29036

    Sandi
    Participant

    Actually that snack option would more be like a lunch option with say 3-4 whole grain crackers, cottage cheese, ham topped with salad veg or a side salad would that be right ???

  • #29133

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi Sandi,

    No problem! We are very pleased to hear that you are enjoying the program 🙂 Snacks include a serve of protein and can also include a small amount of non- starchy carbohydrates. A meal on the other hand i.e, lunch for the Body Trimming phase follows the ‘Balanced Meal Formula’ which includes 1 serve of protein, 2 serves of non- starchy vegetables and 1 serve of starchy carbohydrates.

    Kind Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

  • #29135

    Sandi
    Participant

    Just to clarify a bit more could a turkey and cheese melt with a side salad be a lunch ????

  • #29139

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi Sandi,

    We have a similar recipe in the Breakfast recipes category ‘Simple Cottage Cheese & Turkey Toast’, If you wanted to have this for lunch, the 1 slice of wholemeal toast would be your starchy carbohydrate serve, the turkey and cottage cheese (or you could substitute with a couple of thin slices of of cheddar) would count as your protein serve and then you would just need to add 2 cups of non- starchy vegetables to make up your Balanced Meal. Feel free to tweak the recipes like this to suit the specific meal and let us know if you’re not sure.

    Kind Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

  • #29421

    kylie
    Participant

    are we able to have a flavoured tuna or just plain and what’s the best type in spring water or brine or an oil

  • #29539

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi Kylie,

    Unflavoured, and in spring water is your best bet. You can always add your own herbs or vegetables for flavour variations. Flavoured and in oil products can significantly bump up your energy intake which may be counter productive for weight loss.

    Kind Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

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